The Crooked Tree (Classic Reprint)

The Crooked Tree (Classic Reprint)

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by John Couchois Wright
     
 

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A tall, crooked pine tree overhanging a high bluff, served to designate what was probably the most important Indian village in the north, prior to the advent of the white man. Wau-go-naw-ki-sa - the Crooked Tree could be seen for many miles by the occupants of approach ing canoes. After rounding the northwestern extremity of what is now

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A tall, crooked pine tree overhanging a high bluff, served to designate what was probably the most important Indian village in the north, prior to the advent of the white man. Wau-go-naw-ki-sa - the Crooked Tree could be seen for many miles by the occupants of approach ing canoes. After rounding the northwestern extremity of what is now Emmet county, in the state of Michigan, on their way south, it was a familiar sight, and one that never failed to bring exultations of joy from the brave and daring Ottawas. Just where the Crooked Tree stood we have been unable to ascertain; but tradition says it was in the vicinity of Middle Village of the present day. Ac cording to the legend it was bent by Na-na-bo-jo. For merly it was straight, but as the great hunter and chief tain was climbing the hill one day at this point, with his canoe over his head, the end of the boat caught on the tree and gave him a bad fall. In anger he struck the tree a blow with his fist and bent it over. Where he hit the trunk a large swelling came out, and henceforward every knot or growth protruding from a tree was called N a-na-bo-j o's Fist.

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ISBN-13:
9781331833673
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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